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  • The Vallee Foundation was established in 1996 by Bert and Kuggie Vallee to foster originality, creativity, and leadership within biomedical scientific research and medical education. In its initial years, the Foundation’s mission to promote dialogue between active and prominent biomedical scientists around the world was achieved by sponsoring visiting professorships at institutions with which Bert Vallee had developed close collaborations and by organizing biennial meetings of... read more

    To promote a collegial community of international scientists, to enhance scientific collaboration and communication, and to advance medical education and biomedical research. 

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    September 2014
    The Bert L and N Kuggie Vallee Foundation is delighted to announce the recipients of the 2014 Young Investigator Awards.  The following four young scientists, three in the US and one in France, are among the most creative and productive stars in their field.  The Vallee Foundation’s goal to fund originality, innovation, and pioneering work recognizes the future promise shown by these men and women who are passionately dedicated to deciphering complex biological phenomena.... read more
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    August 2014
    Protein Homeostasis, Metabolism, and Cancer: Major advances in biomedical research are being made in understanding disease mechanisms from the point of view of the genome, the metabolome and the proteome. At the 2014 Vallee Symposium, held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Boston earlier this month, Peter Howley (VVP 2009), Wade Harper (VVP 2000), and Lew Cantley (VVP 2006) invited 16 other world-renowned scientists working in these areas to present their latest work. ... read more
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    July 2014
    Some 600 postdoctoral fellows and graduate students joined 37 Nobel Laureates in Physiology or Medicine for the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting on Lake Constance at the end of June.  Four of these young scientists were sponsored by the Vallee Foundation: Renata Gomes (King’s College, London), Alice Matimba (University of Zimbabwe), Maria Molina (Freie Universität, Berlin), and Johanna Roostalu (Cancer Research UK).  The Vallee Foundation is delighted to have sponsored these four... read more
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    June 2014
    The Vallee Foundation joins the family, friends and collaborators of Walter Gehring (VVP 2013) in mourning his untimely death on May 29. He was a remarkable scientist who made significant contributions to the study of the genetic control of development.  Walter Gehring went to the Karolinska Institut in 2013 for his Vallee Visiting Professorship, where he was hosted by Rudolf Rigler and Lars Terenius.   Read his obituary Torsten Wiesel (VVP 2010) celebrated his 90th birthday... read more
  • James Adelstein, courtesy of snapsuites
    May 2014
    Change and continuity.  Those are the catchwords for the Bert L and N Kuggie Vallee Foundation this past year.  Change in the appointment of a new Executive Director, initiation of several programs, and a move of the Foundation’s office to a new location. Continuity in the appointment of Vallee Visiting Professors and planning for a summer meeting in 2014. Alexa Mason joined the Foundation as its Executive Director in October.  She brings to us her pertinent experience... read more
  • Michael Gottesman
    April 2014
    The Vallee Foundation is delighted to announce the first recipient of the Bert & Natalie Vallee Award in Biomedical Science: Michael M Gottesman. ASBMB President-Elect Steve McKnight and ASBMB President Jeremy Berg flank Alexa Mason and Michael Gottesman Michael Gottesman’s long career as an outstanding researcher and administrator working at the leading edge of cancer studies is being at the annual meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology... read more
  • January 2014
    “This excellent concept of providing the resources to spend a month at another Institution is scientifically invigorating, renews friendships and creates a path for new learning.” So says Walter Gehring (University of Basel) who spent four weeks last summer at the Karolinska Institutet working with Rudolf Riger, Lars Terenius and other colleagues on the continuation of a project to look at the question of how a Hox transcription factor finds its target genes among 18,000 genes in a living... read more
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    December 2013
    During this past year, four senior scientists have taken up their Vallee Visiting Professorships and travelled to Stockholm, La Jolla, and Boston for a month of stimulating conversation, hands-on research, experience with new technology, and the time to re-energize away from their normal daily responsibilities. Host institutes warmly welcomed the VVPs, introduced them to colleagues and students, and arranged for them to give Vallee Lectures to their scientific communities. Naama Barkai... read more
  • June 2013
    The 2013 winners are: Dr Kirsty L Spalding, Senior Researcher in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology at the Karolinska Institutet (Stockholm, Sweden) who studies obesity by investigating the maintenance and regulation of fat cells. Dr David Tobin, Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at Duke University Medical Center (Durham, NC) whose research centers on the direct observation of the response of immune cells to pathogens in zebra fish.... read more
The Vallee Foundation was established in 1996 by Bert and Kuggie Vallee to foster originality, creativity, and leadership within biomedical scientific research and medical education. read more
To promote a collegial community of international scientists, to enhance scientific collaboration and communication, and to advance medical education and biomedical research. 
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September 2014
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August 2014
Protein Homeostasis, Metabolism, and Cancer: read more
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June 2014
Michael Gottesman
April 2014
The Vallee Foundation is delighted to announce the first recipient of the Bert & Natalie Vallee Award in Biomedical Science: Michael M Gottesman. read more